"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"
NOVEMBER 1997 - JANUARY 1998

January 30, 1998
"Veritas: The purpose in seeking truth, is liberation."
--- Eric Zhou --- Alberta, Canada
January 30, 1998
"Endurance allows us to get where we're going.
Higher the goal, longer and more arduous the path.
More endurance we can muster, more we can achieve.
Many things we can change, and some things we must endure.
We grow by our endurance.
Strength comes from adversity."
--- Contributed by Kiran Patel
January 30, 1998
"With science and money,people build their glory.
No glory was ever built on ignorance and poverty."
--- An Arab Poet --- Contributed by Sahar Anwar --- Egypt
January 28, 1998
"The dignity of truth is lost in much protesting."
--- Ben Johnson --- Contributed by Fran Meier
January 28, 1998
"Kind words may be short and easy to speak,
but the echoes are truly endless."
---Mother Teresa --- Contributed by Q.A. & Amy Rossi --- Ohio
January 26, 1998
"How many times have I stepped out on faith,
and then stepped in mess,
because the step of faith was a big tough step up,
and the mess was an easy step down."
--- Excerpted from 'What Is It Called?' by Robert Gary Lee --- Maryland
January 26, 1998
"When I dare to be powerful,
to use my strength in the service of my vision,
it becomes less and less that I am afraid.."
--- Audre Lorde --- Sent by SuanLoyd
January 26, 1998
"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
--- St. Jerome --- Contributed by Kristen Hope Rigsby
January 23, 1998
"Don't bore your friends with your troubles.
Tell them to your enemies
who will be delighted to hear about them."
--- Olin Miller --- Contributed by Beth Garvin --- Mississippi
January 23, 1998
" He drew a circle that shut me out
heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win,
we drew a circle that took him in."
--- Edwin Markham, Outwitted --- Contributed by Tiffani White
January 21, 1998
"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior,
another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior."
--- Henry C. Link --- Contributed by Kyle Looney
January 21, 1998
"Freedom, rights, liberation; call it what you will,
it has never been just given to anyone.
It has been taken, achieved, or created, but never just given."
--- Ed Howdershelt
January 19, 1998
"It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused."
--- Marcel Proust --- Contributed by Amanda Gier
January 19, 1998
"The flower which is single,
need not envy the thorns that are numerous."
--- Rabindranath Tagore --- Contributed by Hazel Dudley --- Australia

January 16, 1998
"If you look too hard for a complex answer,
you won't find it.
Everything is simple.
We just make it out to be difficult."
--- Contributed by Heather Kowalski
January 16, 1998
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
--- Henry David Thoreau --- Contributed by Corky Akins
January 14, 1998
"Taxes could be worse.
Suppose we had to pay what we think we are worth."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Beth Garvin --- Mississippi
January 14, 1998
" Earth is crammed with heaven."
--- Elizabeth Barrett Browning --- Contributed by Angela --- B.C.,Canada
January 12, 1998
"Sometimes, if we're lucky, an eraser will do the trick,
and we can rub it across the page, wipe away the dust,
and all that's left of our careless mess is a hardly noticeable smudge.

One of the toughest lessons to learn
is that life doesn't come with erasers.
You can't make something that has happened, not happen."
--- Ina Hughs --- Contributed by Amanda Gier
January 12, 1998
"Take up a cup of coffee, relax and think about things.
Things other than that which troubles you.
Quite often, through this method, problems find their own solutions."
--- Neill MacRae
January 9, 1998
"The greater the struggle, the greater the victory."
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Gary Lee --- Maryland
January 9, 1998
"Friendship is a very beautiful gift to have,
but unless a person is friends with himself,
friends will be hard to find - yet harder to keep. "
--- Meighan Seigel
January 7, 1998
"Pain and suffering is inevitable,
being miserable is optional."
--- Art Clanin --- Contributed by Angela --- B.C., Canada
January 7, 1998
"A child without courage is like a night without stars."
--- Punjab from the movie Annie --- Contributed by Laura K Gomez --- Nevada
January 5, 1998
"Do not look back and do not dream about the future.
It will neither give you back the past,
nor satisfy your other daydreams.
Your duty, your reward--your destiny--
is in the present moment."
--- Dag Hammarskjold --- contributed by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh --- Ohio
January 5, 1998
"The most wasted of days are the ones without laughter."
--- Anonymous --- contributed by Q.A.
January 2, 1998
"Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others."
--- Contributed by Darryl Bevan --- Perth, Western Australia
January 2, 1998
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by James Sweeney
January 2, 1998
"A person without problems is like a man without a brain."
--- Gabriel Vergara
December 31, 1997
"Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?"
--- Contributed by Kristi Parker
December 31, 1997
"The world belongs to those who
Dream Boldly,
Care Deeply,
And Work Diligently."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Arthur Goggin --- Virginia
December 31, 1997
"Obstacles are those fearful things you see
when you take your eyes off of your goal."
--- Henry Ford --- Contributed by John Trunk
December 31, 1997
"The Love I have for people
far outweighs the hate I have for their actions."
--- Neill MacRae --- Australia
December 31, 1997
"If you continue to think the way you have always thought,
you'll continue to get what you've always got.
Is it enough?"
--- Paul Meyer --- Contributed by Westarbob --- Michigan
December 29, 1997
"People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
--- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross --- Contributed by Creta Washington --- Pennsylvania
December 29, 1997
"It is never too late to be what you might have become."
--- Contributed by James Sweeney
December 29, 1997
"Adolescence is the time in life when girls quit believing in fairy tales,
and start to believe in love."
--- Contributed by VQueen
December 29, 1997
"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority."
--- Contributed by James Sweeney
December 29, 1997
"Knowledge is the antidote to fear."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Contributed by James Sweeney
December 24, 1997
"Loving is not just caring deeply, it's, above all, understanding."
--- Francoise Sagan
December 24, 1997
" It is more blessed to give than to receive."
--- Acts 20:35 --- Contributed by James Sweeney
December 24, 1997
"This is a day of unconditional loving.
My heart sings.
God has lifted all burdens from my shoulders."
--- contributed by Kathryn Verhoye --- Michigan
December 24, 1997
"They say a person needs 3 things to be truly happy in this world,
someone to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for."
--- Tom Bodett --- Contributed by James Sweeney
December 22, 1997
"It does not have to glitter to be gold."
--- Arthur Ashe --- Contributed by Nadine Bent --- Pennsylvania
December 22, 1997
" I do not pray
For a lighter load
But for a stronger back."
--- Phillips --- Contributed by Lillian Robinson --- Connecticut
December 22, 1997
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
Compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving,
And tolerant of the weak and strong,
Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
--- George Washington Carver --- Contributed by VQueen
December 19, 1997
"Where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. "
--- Oliver Wendell Holmes --- Contributed by Lynda L. Saracusa --- Maryland
December 19, 1997
"You have to shovel a lot of coal
until you find a diamond in the rough."
--- Ed Zeitz
December 19, 1997
"Success is a reward in itself,
but the greatest reward of success is
knowing you achieved it with hard work and dedication."
--- Jenn H.
December 19, 1997
" Visions, without action are hallucinations."
--- Contributed by Sumax
December 17, 1997
" It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not."
--- Contributed by Alex
December 15, 1997
"Always knew I'd look back on the times I cried and laugh,
but I never knew I'd look back on the times I laughed and cry."
--- Author Unknown
--- Contributed by Randall A. Moritz , Applied Precision Inc.
December 12, 1997
"Every important achievement
began with a dream in someone's Heart."
--- Contributed by:  C.C.C.
December 10, 1997
"What most people need to learn in life,
is how to love people and use things,
instead of using people and loving things."
--- Author Unknown( I found this )
December 8, 1997
"We do not understand
Joy, until we have felt sorrow;
Faith until we are tested;
Peace, until we are faced with conflict;
Trust, until we are betrayed;
Love until it is lost;
Hope, until we are faced with doubts."
--- Contributed by James Sweeney
December 5, 1997
"We cannot become what we need to become
by remaining what we are."
--- Max DuPree --- Contributed by John Altomare
--- Author's name provided by Shelia L. --- Colorado --- 02/20/02

December 3, 1997
"By meditation upon light and upon radiance,
knowledge of the spirit can be reached
and thus peace can be achieved."
--- Patanjali (B.C. 500?) --- Contributed by David T.
December 1, 1997
"A spoken word is just like an acorn.
When you sow it, it's not much,
but in fertile ground it becomes a sapling.
Continue to fertilize this word,
and it becomes a full grown beautiful oak tree.

The words that you speak now
WILL grow into a beautiful tree,
OR a non-blooming, thorn infested, ugly plant.

Note: the words spoken today
take years to fully manifest.
Which kind of words are you sowing today?"
--- Gary Lee --- Maryland
November 28, 1997
"If you had 1 month left to live,
Who would you call?
What would you say?
And Why are you waiting?
--- Contributed by James Sweeney